Jefferson Middle School student pages at state Capitol

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Brendon Wold, Deputy Communications Director | 360-786-7698

Jefferson Middle School student pages at state Capitol

 

Janessa Durant, a student at Jefferson Middle School in Olympia, served as a legislative page for the Washington State House of Representatives during the sixth week of session. She was sponsored by 15th District Rep. Bruce Chandler, R-Granger.

She is the daughter of Betsy and Steven of Olympia.

“It was wonderful to be able to sponsor a local student to page for us at the Capitol,” said Chandler. “Janessa was a great help and I hope she will be able to share her experiences from the Legislature with her friends, family and other students at her school.”

During her service, Janessa experienced the Legislature firsthand and delivered messages and documents to legislators during committee meetings, to their offices, and in the House chamber. She was also required to attend page school, where a certified instructor teaches students about the legislative process.

As a page, Janessa also took part in mock committee and floor debates. She sponsored a bill that would require teachers to be certified in first aid.

Each year students from around the state apply to become a page. While the available positions for the current sessions are now full, interested students should apply in the fall to be considered for the 2015 legislative session.

Applicants must have a legislative sponsor and be between the ages of 14 and 16. Additionally, pages are required to obtain written permission from their parents and school. Pages are paid $35 a day during their service. For more information about the House page program, visit: http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx

Rep. Bruce Chandler and House Page Janessa Durant

CAPTION: Rep. Bruce Chandler and House Page Janessa Durant. CREDIT: Washington State Legislature.

 

House Page Supervisor Seth Coates (left) directs House Page Janessa Durant as she delivers documents to members on the House floor.

CAPTON: House Page Supervisor Seth Coates (left) directs House Page Janessa Durant (middle) as she delivers documents to members on the House floor. CREDIT: Washington State Legislature.

 

 

###

Washington State House Republican Communications
houserepublicans.wa.gov